Western Carolina wins seventh straight season opener and tenth in to begin 2015 season at Childress Field/Hennon Stadium.
2015 (Sophomore): Made 16 appearances on the season including 14 starts and two relief outings ... Led the WCU pitching staff with 75.0 innings pitched on the year -- all but an 1.2 coming in a starting role ... Was second on the team with 71 strikeouts while issuing a team-high 56 walks ... Struck out five-or-more a combined seven times ... Fanned five in six innings in a combined shutout victory over regular season and tournament champion, Mercer (April 11) ... Tossed a season-long 7.0 innings in a no-decision at East Tennessee State (April 25) ... Struck out a career-high 10 in the SoCon Tournament game against Samford (May 20), limiting the Bulldogs to just one hit through five innings ... Was tabbed preseason All-SoCon second team by CollegeSportsMadness.com; Summer League: Pitched for the SLO Blues of the California Collegiate League ... Appeared in 11 games with four starts, posting a 3-1 record … Tossed 27 innings, finishing with a 2.00 ERA … Allowed just 11 runs, six of which were earned … Struck out 32 against just nine walks … Of the 25 hits allowed, only five went for extra bases.
2014 (Freshman): Made 21 appearances on the mound including 10 starts ... Finished with a 7-2 overall record with all seven wins coming at home ... Ranked fourth on the team with 60.0 innings pitched ... Allowed 34 runs, 30 of which were earned for a 4.50 ERA ... Added two saves including his first in his first career appearance, securing the final two outs in a season-opening upset of No. 2 Mississippi State (Feb. 14) ... Struck out three in three innings of one-hit, shutout relief in his first career victory - an 8-0 win over Winthrop (Feb. 18) ... Recorded 57 strikeouts including a career-high seven times in three different outings - home win over UNC Asheville (April 1), a no-decision against Furman (April 12) and a victory in the season-finale against Davidson (May 16) ... Made his first collegiate start with a solid five-inning performance in WCU's convincing 18-10 victory over No. 15 Clemson (March 4) ... Tossed a career-high 7.2 innings in a home nonconference victory over UNC Asheville (April 1) ... Named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman team ... Tabbed to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America team ... Named to the 2013-14 Southern Conference Honor Roll.
Prior to Western Carolina: Was a three-year letter winner for two-time Mideastern Conference champion Hoggard High, claiming player of the year honors in 2013 ... Twice earned all-area honors with an honorable mention coming as a sophomore ... Posted a 16-1 record over his final two seasons as a prep including a 10-0 record with seven complete games as a senior ... Boasted a 1.00 ERA, five shutout wins and 98 strikeouts in 63 innings in his final year as a prep, earning Wilmington StarNews All-Area Player of the Year accolades ... Also playing first base, batted .306 with a home run and 15 RBI, recording a .852 OPS ... Was a North Carolina Gatorade State player of the Year candidate ... During the summer of 2013, helped guide Wilmington Post 10 to the American Legion World Series, earning MVP honors in the Southeast Regional after tossing a complete game shutout in the championship game ... Off the field, volunteers with Special Olympics and was a member of the National Honor Society and Beta Club.
Personal: Full name is Bryan Todd Sammons ... Is the son of Todd and Pam Sammons ... Has two older siblings, Wesley and Jill.
Career Game Highs: Innings Pitched: 7.2, UNC ASHEVILLE (4/1/14) Strikeouts: 10, vs. Samford (5/20/15) Walks: 8, vs. Samford (5/20/15)